If you want to keep wmic (and therefore Check WMI Plus) alive then please get involved in the Kickstarter project.
Let’s face it. The wmic client, upon which Check WMI Plus relies is pretty old and starting to show its age, especially with the latest changes to Windows. At some point in 2022 we expect it to just stop working with the latest versions of Windows as Microsoft makes the latest changes (as per their announcements – you are probably already seeing the warnings in your event logs).
There is no apparent owner for the wmic client. It is not our software, we don’t know how to code a replacement and check_wmi_plus was always a spare-time-project which we can easily drop. However, it would seem that the check_wmi_plus project is probably the central place for this problem to be sorted.
The only way that I can see to go forward is to build some replacement software that will have a solid home where it can continue to grow and be supported indefinitely into the future.
- They already have Windows interaction skills/knowledge
- Samba is very popular and long lived
We see this as being a two stage process
- Design a new client and determine feasibility
- Build a new client
To this end we have started a Kickstarter project to try and collect funding to pay for the design and feasibility stage.